Public Comment

New: It's a No-Brainer: Berkeley Takes On Big Soda

Vivian Warkentin
Tuesday October 28, 2014 - 07:50:00 PM

That Soda Tax--It's a no- brainer. This is Liberal Progressive Berzerkley town and we DEFY you Big Soda! It's us against Big Soda. That's all. Don't bother me with details, I've already got my yes on D yard sign up. 

That local paragon of environmental stewardship, The Ecology Center, has put everything on hold for this most important of environmental issues. Hang the fact that the California State Department of Food And Agriculture has made a ruling that would pre- emt all local control, and allow pesticide spraying without notice or consent anywhere in California, including over schools, homes, organic farms etc, (ala the Brown Apple Moth Spray in spades). Comments from the public end on Oct. 31, 2014 at 

Wow, that's before the election. Heck we can't do everything. Gotta pick our battles. 

Our leaders had the foresight to exempt baby formula,(get 'em hooked young) and medical drinks like that life saver, Ensure, full of GMO high fructose corn syrup and GMO soy isolate. The diet aspartame drinks will of course be exempt even though they cause cravings for sweets to go up and are even more responsible for diabetes and obesity than Big Sugar. 

Hey, our town may make some extra bucks off of the chump sugar addicts, unless they decide to buy their drinks from businesses in close by towns. 

Come on, don't be negative. The important thing is that we reward our leaders for trying, and we at least feel good that it looks like something is being done about something